Wydad Casablanca of Morocco became African champions for a second time when they defeated Al Ahly of Egypt 1-0 Saturday in the second leg of the CAF Champions League final.
Wydad Casablanca coach Hussein Amotta said it would be "suicidal" to try and defend the 1-1 CAF Champions League final first-leg draw when they meet Al Ahly again Saturday.
It’s D-day for the continent's premier club competition as the Total CAF Champions League 2017 reaches its climax on Saturday
Al Ahly of Egypt were unable to build on a great start and had to settle for a 1-1 first-leg draw with Wydad Casablanca of Morocco Saturday in the CAF Champions League final.
Egypt’s Al Ahly and Wydad Casablanca of Morocco won through to the final of the 2017 CAF Champions League with respective defeats of Etoile Sportive du Sahel and USM Alger in the semis.
When Egyptian giants Al Ahly march onto the field in Alexandria on Saturday to face Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco in the Total CAF Champions League 2017 final first leg, they will have on their books a face that their opponents know too well about.
It will be CAF Champions League final number 11 for Egyptian giants Al Ahly, yet their first ever against a Moroccan opponent.
The clock is fast ticking as the Total CAF Champions League 2017 reaches its ultimate stage, with record winners Al Ahly of Egypt playing hosts to Moroccan side, Wydad Athletic Club in the final first leg on Saturday in Alexandria.
Forward Oualid Azaro netted a hat-trick to inspire Al Ahly to a 6-2 win over Etoile du Sahel on Sunday in Alexandria and set up a final date with Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco.